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Eric Holder Faces Tough Questions at Confirmation Hearing
Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January 2009.
Sebelius Steps Aside
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT WITH SEBELIUS, IN WITH BURWELL: Word began to leak out yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down today. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to ...
As Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Legacy, Capitol Hill Erupts With Racial Tension
As the President Celebrates the Civil Rights Act, Racial Tensions Stir Congress.
James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director
WASHINGTON — James Comey has been confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a vote of 93-1 in the Senate. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only vote against confirmation. He had placed a hold on Comey’s nomination over the...
FBI Nominee Pressed Over NSA Spying, Waterboarding, IRS Political Targeting
FBI nominee James Comey may be a hero to Democrats for his dramatic, late-night stand against warrantless wiretapping in 2004, but that didn't stop senators from pressing him today on national security policies. Comey, nominated as the next FBI director by President Obama in May, appeared Tuesday
Obama Nominates Comey to FBI, Thanks Mueller
President Obama today formally nominated James Comey as the seventh FBI director and thanked Robert Mueller for being “an exemplary public servant.” Obama called Comey the “perfect person” to replace outgoing director Mueller. “To know Jim Comey is also to know his fierce independence and...
James Comey to Be Nominated as FBI Director
The White House announced that Obama will officially nominate James Comey as the next FBI director. The formal announcement will come Friday afternoon. ABC News first reported at the end of May that Obama had settled on the former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush...
Comey To Be Next FBI Director
The White House announced that Obama will officially nominate Jim Comey as the next FBI director. The formal announcement will come Friday afternoon. ABC News first reported at the end of May that Obama had settled on the former deputy attorney general under President George...
Obama's GOP FBI Pick a Folk Hero for Democrats
James Comey, the man President Obama is likely to nominate as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, may be a Republican, but he's near and dear to the hearts of many liberals in Washington. The former Bush administration official became something of a folk hero for some of the
The Note: Notes On A Scandal
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PUSH FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: According to a new Quinnipiac University national poll released today, U.S. voters favor appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups by a 76 percent to 17 ...